Released in 2002, 7 Deadly was born from a Catholic school upbringing and our winemaker’s lust for hedonistically seductive wine. Seven certified sustainable vineyards were chosen for the inaugural vintage in the enviable Lodi appellation, where Zinfandel reigns supreme. The Seven Sins were related to the seven Old Vine Zinfandels blended in the wine to create 7 Deadly Zins, now America’s favorite Zinfandel*.
We could not have asked for better conditions for the growing season. The weather was temperate with only 8 days above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and the fruit quality was impeccable. We started picking in late July and finished the last week of October, just before heavy rains hit. With so many ideal factors coming together at the peak of harvest.
Sinful indeed, our Old Vine Zinfandel is full-bodied and seductive. Heaps of jammy berry fruit are followed by aromas of leather, oak and spice notes. On the palate the wine is round and layered showing flavors of dark fruits, currants and toffee through a lingering spice-touched finish.
T.A.: 0.61g/100ml pH: 3.65 Alc.: 15.0%